Senior Technical Officer – Knowledge for Policy

Dr Shyama Kuruvilla

Shyama Kuruvilla

Dr Shyama Kuruvilla is responsible, with partners, for the design, development and management of The Partnership’s knowledge system and summaries to facilitate the translation of knowledge into policy and practice to improve maternal, newborn and child health

Dr Kuruvilla (India) has worked as a researcher, professor, and policy analyst and joined The Partnership from the Department of International Health, Boston University. She was previously employed at the World Health Organization in Switzerland as a Scientist and Global Health Leadership Officer in Evidence and Information for Policy. Dr Kuruvilla has coordinated and collaborated on a range of multidisciplinary international projects focusing on global health policy and partnerships, policy science and political philosophy, knowledge translation and the assessment of health research and policy impact. Dr Shyama Kuruvilla attained a PhD. in public health and policy from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, where she was a Research Fellow. She graduated from Cornell University with an M.S., concentrating on health services administration and health communication. Her undergraduate degree was in occupational therapy from the Christian Medical College and Hospital in Vellore, India, where she also coordinated a community-based rehabilitation program through the Department of Community Health and Development.